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Re: MEK substitution in painting operations.



Laura - I forwarded your message to Tim Skone in our division, we're doing p2 
research for the Wright Laboratory project and have lots of 
miscellaneous info on painting, depainting, cleaning etc.  tim said he may have a 
few vendors.  Feel free to bug him.  I think there's a more 
environmentally friendly CARC paint in the supply system -- non 
methylene chloride based?  I passed along the info I had on the 
substitute to Tim, maybe...good luck.



Date:          Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:00:00 -0800 (PST)
From:          Laura Suba <subal@hampton.bmd.saic.com>
Subject:       MEK substitution in painting operations.
To:            "'p2tech@great-lakes.net'" <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Reply-to:      p2tech@great-lakes.net


Hey all you P2-Techers...

I'm trying to identify a less hazardous solvent replacement for MEK   
type/based thinners.  I currently am working on a project where a   
painting operation is utilizing MEK based thinners to clean HVLP paint   
guns and lines.  The paint that is being used is called CARC paint   
(xylene, toluene, n-butyl acetate and ethyl benzene are its hazardous   
constituents).

Please HELP!!!!  I don't know if such a miracle solvent exists but any   
info would be helpful!!!

Laura Suba
Environmental Scientist
SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
Hampton, Virginia
subal@bmd.saic.com
Dina Li
Pollution Prevention Specialist
SAIC
11251 Roger Bacon Dr, Reston, VA  20190
(703) 318-4603 fax (703) 736-0826
dina.w.li@cpmx.saic.com